Industry partners join Leading Women In Audio Conference

Corporate engagement provides important connections for students

The steering committee for the Leading Women In Audio Conference chose the theme “Rising to the Challenge” for this year’s event. Several local and national companies are taking that theme to heart by providing gifts and support, ensuring success and opportunities for the students who attend.

Chuck and Lisa Surack and Sweetwater Instruments and Music, from Ft. Wayne, IN, has made a significant financial gift to the conference, which will help to provide logistical support.

Local companies providing sponsorship funds include Audio & Light, an audio-visual equipment supplier in Greensboro, and Dark Pine Studios, located in Graham. These gifts all help to make sure that the conference can provide a quality experience, through the workshops, panels and interaction with the presenters.

Other companies are providing presenter support, such as Trailblazer Studios, or equipment and prizes, such as PreSonus and Sonarworks. All of these corporate partners show their belief in the conference and their commitment to providing student access to successful members of the audio industry.

“The engagement from these companies is essential to the success of the conference, and we are grateful and excited to have them supporting us” says Fred Johnson, faculty advisor. “To have the opportunity at Elon to spotlight the impact of women in the audio field and have students meet and learn from these presenters is amazing!”

The Leading Women In Audio Conference will take place on Feb. 28-29, 2020. For more information and to register, go to